During the 82-61 victory last Thursday against Auburn, McCowan scored 16 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for MSU.
McCowan did even better on the road Sunday as she got 20 points and 20 boards at Kentucky. The Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats 85-63 to cap a perfect regular season overall at 30-0 and in the SEC at 16-0.
MSU assistant coach Johnnie Harris continues
to work with McCowan on little things as her position coach.
Three games ago against Texas A&M, McCowan was called for traveling by the officials on several occasions.
Instead of getting upset and throwing a pity party, McCowan decided to do something about it.
“She has been very coachable,” Harris said. “The other week when we played A&M and they were calling walk, walk, walk. We got back in the gym and we went to work. We worked
on catching, stepping and finishing. She could have gotten her head down, but she didn't. She got back into the gym and worked.”
McCowan averages 18.7 points and 13.5 rebounds per outing this season and has 22 double-doubles.
On the same day, McCowan was chosen SEC Player of the Week, teammate Victoria Vivians was selected as a semifinalist for the 2018 Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Trophy. She is one of 10 semifinalist and one of only two SEC players up for the award.
Vivians is playing the best basketball of her MSU career as a senior. She averages 19.7 points per game and has scored in double digits in 29 of the 30 games with at least 20 points 14 times and a pair of 30 or more point outings.
One of the reasons for her increased point production is the way Vivians is shooting from the field. She has hit 49.7 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from 3-point range and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line.